Most people's diets are woefully inadequate for providing proper nutrition. Even good diets fail to deliver sufficient levels of nutrients. The Vitamin Cure book series highlights the safe and clinically effective use of vitamin supplements for a variety of illnesses. Research continues to prove the immense value of vitamins for maintaining health and fighting disease. The Vitamin Cure books, written by authors who are recognised experts in their field, deliver authoritative, up-to-date and practical information on taking vitamins for particular health problems. Those that think that they are t affected by digestive issues may consider them less serious than many other health problems. This is far from the case, as those who suffer from them can report. And digestive health has a direct impact on many, very serious illnesses aside from those directly apparent, such as indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and ulcers. Digestive health is critical to your health in general and has a direct impact on all of the systems and organs in your body. This readable guidebook will assist anyone suffering from digestive issues or those who just want to make sure that they are providing optimal nutrition to their bodies. It explains the major digestive systems, describes their structure and functions, discusses the health problems that can develop in each system and their causes and addresses available medical treatments. It covers a wide range of problems from canker sores to GERD, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, gluten allergies, and gallstones to cancer and more. The focus is to give readers straightforward, clear explanations on how and when to treat digestive issues with healthy, natural nutrition and vitamin therapies.
Damien Downing is president of the British Society for Ecological Medicine and editor of the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. He has undertaken pioneering work in the treatment of allergies, the link between behaviour disorders and nutrition and light therapy and treatment of chronic fatigue, autism and attention deficit /hyperactivity disorder. Dr. Downing maintains a private practice in the U.K. Anne Pemberton started her career as a nurse, specialising in heart and lung surgery and worked in intensive care unit with people needing temporary life support following major surgery. During this time she married and had two children, one of whom was diagnosed with autism and began to have her own health issues. At thirty-six she returned to University majoring in psychology. Her PGCE in autism was supposed to help her home school her autistic son. Instead, the course introduced her to a few key people who changed her career trajectory. Anne is the Director of a Masters degree course in nutritional therapy at The Northern College of Acupuncture in York and is, also, an instructor on the course.